Consumers looking for serious top end quality are going with plasma as opposed to LED TV technology the primary reason
is that they are more interest in display performance than a thin bezel or sexy stand. New Quixel Research reveals that in the 60" and above Plasma TV segment sales increased nearly 70% in units from CY 2011 to 3012 this resulted in an increase of 53% in revenues. Earlier this year some mass retailers in Australia were selling a 60" plasma TV for sub $1,000. Research shows that 2 out of 5 of all the 40" and above HDTVs sold were Plasma TVs. The big problem for Plasma TV makers is that retail staff keep selling the overall look of a TV as opposed to the display quality and 8 times out of 10 the overall thin look of a TV wins out because it has "sex appeal" as opposed to sheer display quality.
In New York recently a bunch of the most experience TV professionals sat down to choose the best TV in the world today, the winner was the Samsung PNF8500 which is featured on our cover.
This TV which we recently tested in Australia narrowly defeated the Panasonic VT60 and ZT60 series plasmas in the final voting. This is the ninth year that this team of professional sellers, installers and reviewers have chosen the best TV in the world. This time however they included the Sony's 4K/Ultra HD XBR-X900A TV,
this says a lot about the quality of plasma.